Friday, March 27, 2009

Promise me you'll pluck my eyebrows...

I found myself saying this to Steve the other day in absolute earnest. I dont know how much worse it can get. I used to sit on my counter and tweeze my brows real quick while putting on my make-up. Then I couldn't see them very well so I got a 3x magnifying mirror. Then the light wasn't good enough in the bathroom so I had to take the mirror down to my kitchen table and sit by my sliding door(with my big dining room light overhead ) But after glancing one day in a lighted mirror at Bed Bath and Beyond I realized that apparently wasn't working so well either. Where did these stray hairs come from? and is that a hair on my chin? So I left the store that day with a 9x magnifying mirror which seemed to be great. Just yesterday I actually took that mirror into the backyard and sat in the natural light so I could see what's really up.
So I ask you what's next?
A miners light strapped to my head with a mirror attached ? And this is all just 'upkeep' between my appointments with Kami who waxes and shapes my brows every month. So I obviously needed a firm commitment that Steve is up to the job in case my arm is in a cast or something. So I am trusting you girls to make sure if I get hurt or when I am old, he's living up to his end of the bargain and I don't become a big Greek unibrow. I'm thinking I may even teach him how to give a few highlights. Kinda my own personal emergency plan.


Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Oh my. Are we all getting eccentric? Now I can picture you pedaling away on your new bike ringing your bell with perfect eyebrows. I am so oblivious to my eyebrows. If it wasn't for Karen, they would be atrocious. I like the idea of the mirror in the backyard though. Hopefully, you do not have bratty neighbors peering over the fence giggling at the lady plucking her eyebrows outside. Casey had neighbor kids who used to peek over her fence when they were swimming or outside in their yard. I had a very not nice name for them, but we will keep this G rated. I am sure that Steve is up for the job but you definitely have a strong back up crew who will pick up any slack~!

Cougarnana said...

This is absolutely hilarious!!! I could have written this...every word fits me perfectly (except the Greek part). My girls got me a magnifying mirror for Christmas and when I lean over to look in it, I nearly scare myself to death, so I'm finding it difficult to use it!! PLUS my eyebrows are now turning grey which makes them doubly difficult to see. I did get some new "Sarah Palin" glasses this week but the really magnified part is at the bottom of the lense and so I have to tip my head back so far that it makes my throat hurt! I'm just on the verge of being one of those old ladies who just doesn't give a "damn" and looks like "hell"!

Anonymous said...

You are too funny & should write a daily column in a newspaper...sort of like Kari Bradshaw (Sex in the city) does..& then do a book (tv shows) of all your thoughts $$$! Your mind is incredible-it never stops thinking. You write down what is in your head - which makes it soo good to read. It's like we all have had your thoughts,but you are putting it down for us to remember & smile (laugh mostly) for the day! Then there is the warm, thoughtful, caring & spiritual person that comes out too. Total package!
I feel very blessed to have you in my life!
Love you Karen Carter,

Anonymous said...

We were just talking yesterday about what you were going to do with your life? Have I not been telling you over and over again that you should be a writer? So ditto on ALL of Jack's comments. And I too feel very blessed to have you in my life.
I love you ~ Trish

Sara Beara said...

This is how I feel when I try to pluck or put mascara on without my contacts in! And obviously you can't successfully do any of these activities with the help of glasses, cuz then your eyes and brows are covered! ha